BMW says production of its new 8 Series Gran Coupé, M8 Competition Coupé and M8 Competition Convertible has commenced at Plant Dingolfing in Germany.
This brings the total number of “sports coupé variants” built at the plant in Lower Bavaria to five, with a sixth in the form of the upcoming M8 Gran Coupé (confirmed to premiere later in 2019) on the way.
The 8 Series Gran Coupé will roll off the production line alongside the 5 Series, 7 Series and other 8 Series variants. Interestingly, the German firm says the Gran Coupé is expected to make up over half of 8 Series volumes.
According to BMW, about 60 examples of the M8 leave the Dingolfing facility every day, with each vehicle undergoing a final quality inspection on the plant’s break-in course prior to delivery. The company says its sports coupé’s biggest sales are expected to come from the United States, with “well over a third of all units likely to be sold there”.
The Dingolfing facility is, of course, positioned as the BMW brand’s primary plant for luxury vehicles.
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